Rare photo of a person- me, on site at American Express, Scottsdale, 2 years ago. They had the best landscaping (raw desert) around their building and I’d always go take photos around sunset. The infamous “slipping on a square foot of desert floor my first day and falling on a cactus” story is from here. Also, the sign in the middle of the desert: “Future intersection of 148th street and 20th.”

I’ve been inspired, due to my friend Andreas over at, to create a professional site. It’s in stealth (haha) at I’m toying with blog names. “I’m not a spammer”- too negative, then thinking “To spam or not to spam.” “My job was inspired by Monty Python” was also an option. It’s a huge thing for me to have a work blog- I’m very concerned about my client’s privacy (moreso than my own it seems). But I have a lot of opinions about it, and I am a self-employed person with a livelihood that I should tend, at least to some degree. My favorite workblog is my buddy Jenn’s over at She writes about deep stuff. Comparatively, I write about the Denny’s Birthday dinner deal, the most ingenious marketing ever. Anyways, loyal readers (Nancy and Chester) tell me what you think.


  1. Comment by SoMuchSugar

    Posted on March 23, 2007 at 8:32 am

    “You have a compliment!”

    I totally agree with your workblog writings… I’m so impressed with how you’ve so successfully coupled such bright, engaging writing with the profession/industry here… Keep the inspiration going!!!

  2. Comment by Nancy M

    Posted on March 23, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    I’m diggin’ the workblog. It’s totally over my head, so you’re really onto something! [grin]

    seriously, I think it’s a great move, and will be a significant differentiater as your career advances. But don’t take it from me, believe our friend penelope trunk
    ( who gives a great analysis of how a professional blog can benefit anyone – especially independant consultants. (see her first ‘popular posts’ in the sidebar – since your html limitor won’t let me link…)

    good goin’ anna! we likey!

  3. Comment by banane

    Posted on March 24, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the reference, Nancy- I’ll definitely check it out!

  4. Comment by Chester

    Posted on March 28, 2007 at 3:42 pm

    I have to imagine that, for an indie contractor, it could end up being an invaluable marketing tool — not just in the sense of perhaps eliciting new clients through the blog, randomly, but also as an enhancement of personal legitimacy for potential new clients sussing you out.

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